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May 2016

Chase Corporate Challenge 2016

Great job, Team Flaherty Salmin CPAs!
It was a beautiful night and another successful Chase Corporate Challenge.

Filing season closes; cybersecurity and customer service top priorities for IRS

The 2016 filing season has closed with renewed emphasis on cybersecurity, tax-related identity theft and customer service. Despite nearly constant attack by cybercriminals, the IRS reported that taxpayer information remains secure. The agency also continued to intercept thousands of bogus returns and prevent the issuance of fraudulent refunds.

Cybersecurity

Concerns about cybersecurity and the confidentiality of taxpayer information were paramount during the […]

Dave and Busters

After another great year, the firm got together for our annual post tax season party. This year it was held at Dave and Busters.

Don’t overlook new-for-2016 enhancements to certain tax incentives

Passage of the “Tax Extenders” undeniably provided one of the major headlines – and tax benefits – to come out of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act), signed into law on December 18, 2015. Although these tax extenders (over 50 of them in all) were largely made retroactive to January 1, 2015, valuable enhancements to […]

Partners in Community Development Luncheon

FS CPAs staff attend the annual Partners in Community Development Luncheon on 5/13/16.  This year’s Honoree was Deborah Mourey.  To learn more about Partners in Community Development, visit: http://partnersincommunitydevelopment.org/

Latest IRS Data Book gives insight into audit activities

The IRS has issued its annual Data Book for fiscal year (FY) 2015, which provides statistical information on activities such as examinations and collections conducted by the IRS from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015. For FY 2015, the Data Book shows the total number of audits conducted by the IRS was 1.37 million, down from the 1.38 million […]

How do I? Determine a residential tax credit for solar panels

Individual taxpayers may claim a nonrefundable personal tax credit for qualified residential alternative energy expenditures. The residential alternative energy credit generally is equal to 30 percent of the cost of eligible solar water heaters, solar electricity equipment, fuel cell plants, small wind energy property, and geothermal heat pump property. After 2016, the credit is available only for qualified solar electric […]

FAQ: Are contributions to foreign charities tax-deductible?

Social media has helped to make our world smaller and when natural disasters and tragedies occur we want to help with contributions of money and/or other types of aid. At home, countless charitable organizations are providing all types of help and generally, your contributions to U.S. charities are tax-deductible. Contributions to foreign charities generally are not tax-deductible; however, special rules […]

May 2016 tax compliance calendar

As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important federal tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of May 2016.

May 2
Employers. File Form 941 for the first quarter of 2016 for employment taxes if you have not deposited […]

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